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[Ep. #22] Improving When You’re Already Fluent

In today’s episode, I show you how I continue to improve my foreign language fluency when I’ve already reached a high level in the language.


  • Gaps in language learning are much more obvious as beginners.
  • We can easily see where we need to improve when we’re completely new to a language.
  • As Intermediate learners, goals are less defined.
  • “Fluent” does mean that you can talk about advanced topics.
  • Language learners develop habits and comfortable ways of expressing things
  • As an Intermediate learner, focus on learning alternative ways to say the same thing
  • Prepare for new situations and use them as opportunities to learn ways of expressing your needs
  • Use books and courses that focus on real world issues through the language (not just advanced grammar books)

Related blog post:

Read my article on improving languages once you’ve reached a high level.

Resource: Keep up with your language practice on italki.

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Donovan Nagel
Donovan Nagel
I'm an Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator with a passion for language learning (especially Arabic) and simplifying language learning.
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